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By Ms. Jenson

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About this blog: I am a language arts teacher at Crittenden Middle School and the facilitator of the CMS Panther Pen blog. I grew up in the Bay Area and I love it here. I went to school in Santa Clara, and studied literature and political science ...  (More)

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The Skin I'm In
Mar 29, 2013 8:17 am
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Hello! This writing came out of an assignment for students to write about something that they feel passionately about. The perspective below is a reflection on... More
Acoustic Guitars, Country Music, The Farm, and Rusty Trucks
Oct 3, 2013 8:16 am
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Hi! This writing came out of an assignment for students to write about something that they feel passionately about. In the perspective below, Ana explores her "country... More
From There to Here
Apr 25, 2013 10:22 am
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Hello! This week's student piece is a reflection on how a move of even a few miles (in this case, just 37) can have a big impact . Enjoy, Ms. Jenson

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Because Mothers Are Amazing
Oct 3, 2014 12:04 pm
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I am sharing another "Person I Admire" speech from my Exploratory class. Many speeches were about parents, but this one resonated with many students in the class,... More
Who do I admire? My students.
Sep 22, 2014 12:05 pm
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Each year in my Exploratory elective we end our Public Speaking unit with a speech about "A Person I Admire," and every year I am blown away by the sincerity, thoughtfulness,... More
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